My old suit is history- in tatters. It was just a pair of (once) white coveralls with a zipper veil attached. Amazing that I havent been stung this year. I owe that to the surprising freindliness of my seven hives. They havent tried to sting me more than twice, despite many clumsy operations in questionable weather. Sheer luck, cause my queens are all crossbreeds for the last few years. Whats better; the style with a hat and veil, or the type with the hood and veil? The hood seems like it would get kinda hot? Thanks, Paul.